If you have a home that you need to sell quickly in Dallas, you have a few options:
- Sell your home with an agent who understands your need for speed.
- Sell to an iBuyer if you have a home in good shape.
- Sell to a We Buy Houses company if your home needs repairs.
Each option has its pros and cons, the biggest con being the money you'll give up when focusing on speed over price. However, many people who need to sell fast — whether for a new job or other life change — find sacrificing some money for a faster sale can be worth it.
Below, we've outlined your best choices for selling your house fast in Dallas. Read on to see which path is best for you.
To get cash offers right now, sign up for Clever Offers. A local agent will gather and compare offers for you from leading iBuyers and We Buy Houses companies. Your agent will help you negotiate to get the best price and provide you with a free home valuation so you know what your home is worth on the open market.
What to expect when selling a home in Dallas
In Texas, homes usually sell the fastest during June and slowest during January.
To set expectations for your selling timeline in Texas, look at two factors:
- Median days on market: Number of days before a seller accepts an offer
- Average time to sell: Number of days on market until offer, plus the average number of days to close
Average time to sell a house in Texas
In Texas, the current average time to sell is 7.2% faster than than the national average.
» LEARN MORE: Average Time to Sell a House in Texas
How to sell my house fast in Dallas
Best option: Sell your house quickly with an agent
⚡ Quick facts: Selling with an agent
- Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 90–95%
- Average time to sell: 66 days
- Fees you’ll pay:
- Average listing commission: 3.00%
- Average buyer agent commission: 3.00%
- Average closing costs: 3.43%
Hiring an agent to list your home is the best way to maximize your sale price, even if you need to discount it a little bit to speed up the sale. If you need to sell your home faster than the average 77 days in Texas, plan on pricing your home about 5% below market value.
Expenses that will further cut into your profit are your agent's commission, the buyer's agent's commission, and closing costs. Learn more about the costs involved in selling a house in Texas here.
Even though an agent can help you get the most money, you probably won't sell as fast as you would using an iBuyer or a We Buy Houses for cash company. These companies can close in a few weeks because they pay cash. Most individual buyers take out a mortgage, so you have to wait for their financing to come through, which can take a couple of months.
Selling with an agent is best for…
- People with homes in good condition
- People with at least 30 days to sell
- People who want to sell fast while making the most money
Tips to sell fast with an agent
One benefit of hiring an agent is their knowledge of the local market, which is very valuable when seeking a quick home sale. Along with your own agent's advice, here are some other tips to sell your home quickly in Dallas from Brady Bridges, broker/owner of Reside Real Estate in Fort Worth.
Make sure it's move-in ready. Bridges says a home that's ready for immediate possession is more likely to attract cash buyer investors, as they're looking for homes as those don’t require any extra work to resell. "Most cash buyers are either flippers or seasonal buyers," says Bridges. "So allowing purchasers to move in without needing to do any repairs is a terrific selling factor to them."
Target the Friday market. Bridges says "in Dallas, selling a house is best done on Fridays because setting listings to "go live" on Thursday at midnight allows buyers to find them while browsing the newest listings first thing Friday morning." If possible, you should include a virtual tour with the listing and create digital advertising on Facebook and other sites.
Don't schedule an offer response time. Bridges advises that setting an offer deadline might backfire. "If a potential buyer knows that their responses will be looked at on a particular day and time, they may decide not to send it in." For the most part, buyers aren't interested in competition from other buyers. "Many potential buyers also insist they have no interest in bidding wars," says Bridges. "Once they find out, it could be too late to back out from existing commitments."
💸 How cash offers work
Cash offers are the fastest path to closing because the buyer doesn't need to get a loan. The financial institution doesn't have to spend time checking the buyer's financials (known as the underwriting process). There's also less risk of the buyer's financial situation changing in a way that puts the sale at risk.
When listing with an agent, you can state your preference for cash offers. Keep in mind, though, that this might limit the number of offers.
Cash buyers can be a good option if you need to unload an unwanted, distressed property fast. However, if you want to sell quickly without sacrificing a ton of equity, Clever is one of your best alternatives.
Clever sellers typically get offers 2.8 times faster than the national average AND save an average of $7,000 in realtor fees.
Better option: Sell to an iBuyer
⚡ Quick facts: Selling to an iBuyer
- Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 90–95%
- Average time to sell: 8–60 days (customer preference)
- Fees you’ll pay:
- Service fee: 5%
- Average closing costs: 3.43%
iBuyers use technology to purchase homes using all cash. Typically, iBuyers purchase homes in good condition, so if you have major problems with your home, you likely won't qualify.
Typical iBuyer purchase criteria include:
- 🏠 Built after 1930
- 💰 Valued at $100,000–600,000
- 🌲 Located on 1.5 acres or less
- 👤 Owner-occupied
iBuyers are still a relatively new way to sell a house — only 27% of homeowners fully understand what they are. Before you consider using one, research how iBuyers work and familiarize yourself with the top iBuyers across the U.S.
Selling to an iBuyer is best for…
- People with homes in good condition that meet iBuyer criteria
- People who are willing to sacrifice about 10% of the sale price for a guaranteed fast sale
- People who don't want to show their homes or conduct open houses
Sell to Opendoor in Dallas
|Avg. rating||4.3/5 across 2,733 reviews|
|Closing date window||As little as 14 days|
In addition to Opendoor's 5% fee, plan on paying about 1.2% in closing costs and another 1–2% in deductions for repairs requested by Opendoor. In our review of Opendoor, we saw that some customers complained about what they saw as expensive repair costs, but others liked the service for its fast, seamless transactions.
Sell to Offerpad in Dallas
|Avg. rating||3.7/5 across 319 reviews|
|Closing date window||As little as 8 days|
Plan on paying about 1.2% in closing costs along with Offerpad's 5% service fee. When researching customer sentiment for our Offerpad review, we saw many customers who appreciated the company for its excellent communication and customer service. However, some customers were disappointed with reductions in their offer price after the home inspection.
Keep in mind, there's a 1% cancellation fee if you back out of the deal beyond four days after the inspection.
Good option: Sell to a We Buy Houses for Cash company
⚡ Quick facts: Selling to a We Buy Houses company
- Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 50–70%
- Average time to sell: 3–21 days
- Fees you’ll pay: None
The absolute fastest way to sell your home in Dallas is to use a We Buy Houses company. These companies are backed by investors who pay cash for homes and can close in just a week or two. Since these companies offer cash, you won't need to wait around for the buyer's financing to come through like you probably would when selling with an agent.
But there's a big price to pay for this convenience and speed — a We Buy Houses company will pay only about 70% of the home's market value, since the offer takes into consideration any necessary repairs the company must make before reselling.
Most We Buy Houses companies in Dallas follow the same steps when buying a home. After you contact the company, it'll send a representative over in a day or two to walk through the home. Soon after, the representative will provide you with a cash offer.
You're under no obligation to accept the offer, so compare offers from multiple companies.
We Buy Houses companies are best for…
- People who want to sell their homes in as-is condition
- Sellers with no iBuyer option in the region
- People with inherited homes (for more info, see our Stress-Free Guide to Selling an Inherited House)
How to choose a We Buy Houses for Cash company in Dallas
Dallas has many cash buyer companies — you can begin your search by taking a look at our top We Buy Houses for Cash companies in Dallas.
When choosing We Buy Houses companies to get offers from, look at their customer reviews and how quickly they can close on your home. Some cash-for-homes companies in Dallas can close in a week, while others might need up to a month.
Because of the low offer price, many homeowners wonder if We Buy Houses companies are a ripoff. The majority of cash buyer companies are serious investors who want to make money flipping your home. Because they factor the cost of improvements into the price, their prices may seem like lowball offers. Remember, you can always turn the offer down and walk away if you don't feel comfortable with the deal.
Use Clever's free, no-obligation service to compare cash offers from top local companies with the help of a local real estate agent. You'll get a professional home valuation so you know what your home is worth, and an agent can negotiate on your behalf to make sure you get the best deal.
Why trust us
Jon Stubbs has spent hundreds of hours researching ways to sell homes quickly. This research includes interviewing real estate agents and representatives from iBuyers and cash buyer companies. The author has written dozens of articles on selling homes with a listing agent as well as non-traditional selling methods.
How can I sell my house fast in Dallas?
You can sell your home in Dallas in just a few weeks by working with a We Buy Houses company, but you'll likely only make about 70% of the home's market value. You can also try selling to an iBuyer or with an agent with a plan to sell quickly. Learn more about selling your home quickly in Dallas
How fast are homes selling in Dallas?
Currently, the average time to sell in Texas is 77 days, compared to the national average of 83 days. Learn more about selling your home quickly in Dallas.
Is now a good time to sell a house in Dallas?
In Texas, homes typically sell the fastest during June and slowest during January. Learn more about what to expect when selling a home in Dallas.